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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween & more!!

We had a fun First Halloween. Unfortunately, both girls have had a virus so we didn't get to go to the Funival at our church tonight. We didn't want them around other kids, so we went to a football game instead. We went ahead a dressed them up for the game.

Ellie and Gracelyn before we left for the game.



Pop holding Gracelyn and me holding Ellie

The whole fam sitting in the stands at halftime.

I was just looking through all my pictures on my computer from September and October and realized there are a LOT of pics I haven't put up here so here you go....

Gracelyn and Ellie at 9 months old.  I know, I know, they are now almost 10 1/2 months, but I just had to show you these pictures.

Ellie--She had just discovered her tongue so she loved sticking it out.

Gracelyn wasn't having a great day.  We couldn't get many smiles out of her.

This picture was taken in early October.  We have had sooooo much rain I can't believe Gracelyn is still so excited about it! ;) 

Here is Dave holding Ellie and pushing Gracelyn after their first football game.  They had a good time but once we finally left they were pretty tired.

Ellie and Gracelyn soaking up some Vitamin D.  They love, love, love being outside.  It has rained so much lately the grass has stayed really wet so we have had to put a blanket in the driveway just so we can go out.


Ellie--my little gymnast doing the splits!!

Ellie and Gracelyn playing together last week.  Doesn't Gracelyn just look so excited?!?!?

I am really going to try and stay up-to-date, but we will just have to wait and see what happens!!  Hope you all had a safe, happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I thought this day would never come....

Now that both girls are holding their own bottles while eating, I might be able to get a few things done around here!! 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jill!!

Wishing my sweet sister a happy, happy birthday.  You are such a wonderful mommy, understanding sister, and loving daughter.  I am so blessed to have you as my sister.  I wish we could be there to celebrate with you.  Hope your day was special and full of love from your boys!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mommy's little helpers

Ellie and Gracelyn are getting so good at helping me keep the house clean!  Take a look....

Ellie helping fold the laundry.

Gracelyn folding the laundry.

Gracelyn helping me load the dishwasher.

Ellie couldn't let Gracelyn have all the fun so she came to join in.

Gracelyn cleaning the windows.  If you look closely you can actually see the "cleaner" running down the window right about where her mouth would touch the window when she was standing up.

Ellie cleaning the floor with her tummy.  (Ellie has started crawling on her hands and knees sometimes, but she still prefers staying on her tummy and pulling with her elbows.)

Ok, now I need some help from you.  I have never been what you would call a "neat-freak," but now that I have four little hands constantly touching my floor I feel I need to keep this place pretty clean.  The only problem is that I  have also become quite cautious, not only about the germs that get on those little hands, but also about chemicals they might pick up from the floor.  I have been hesitant to use any kind of cleaner, but I don't feel like just using water really gets things very clean.  That is where you come in.  If you have any great suggestions or if you have done research about this please, please leave me a comment.  Any ideas are welcome.  Let me know what you do to keep that floor spic-n-span!